Category Archives: Economic History

Egyptian Revolution: Food for Thought

2011 was some year for Egypt. ¬†From the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in February, to the electoral gains by his erstwhile nemesis The Muslim Brotherhood (and co.) in December, the shift in the political climate seems to have happened¬†at almost … Continue reading

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Adam Smith’s ideas on Labour and Value (Part I)

The Wealth of Nations (Smith, 1776) is one of the most ambitious (set of) books ever written in history. Ambitious, not only in providing a compelling narrative of preceding Economic thought, but also in delivering profound insights into concepts which … Continue reading

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